Artist: Richard Hickox, Eric Parkin
Title: George Dyson: Concertos
Year Of Release: 1992
Label: Chandos
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue,log,scans)
Total Time: 01:11:08
Total Size: 327 Mb
George Dyson (1883 - 1964)
Concerto Leggiero for piano and string orchestra 24:46
- Allegro - Vivace - Andante sostenuto et espressivo 10:08
- Andante - Largamente sempre - Molto largamente 7:36
- Vivace 6:55
Concerto da Camera for string orchestra 24:52
- Allegro assai 7:36
- Andante 9:27
- Larghetto - Con brio 7:42
Concerto da Chiesa for string orchestra 21:15
- Veni, Emmanuel. Andante 8:34
- Corde natus. Allegretto - quasi allegro - Tempo I 5:43
- Laetatus sum. Allegro 6:52
City of London Sinfonia
Richard Hickox, conductor
Eric Parkin - piano

George Dyson (1883-1964) studied with Charles Villiers Stanford at the Royal College of Music and Dyson's own compositions tend to reflect the kind of romanticism of both Stanford and Perry or the era just before Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and William Walton. His music is always lyrical if a bit modest,or perhaps understated is a better word after all, leggiero means "lack of pomp or pretention or prolixity." In this, he resembles Frederick Delius. The works on this disc come from Dyson's later years 1949 to 1951 which were his most creative. Chandos has a knack for finding forgotten gems. This is one fine example. -- Paul Cook